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Parents May Hold the Key to Teens Embrace of STEM Education

Mar 6 2:35pm
After providing parents information about the importance of the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, researchers found teens were much more likely to engage in STEM fields — even years later.
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In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)

Mar 6 11:15am Scholars— Lab
[Crossposted on my personal blog and the WLUDH blog.] I’ve accepted a new position as the Head of Graduate Programs in the Scholars’ Lab, and I’ll be transitioning into that role over the next few weeks! As a part of the interview process, we had to give a job talk. While putting together this presentation,…. Continue reading “In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)”.
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Virginia Basketball Photo Gallery: Pittsburgh

Mar 6 10:39am TheSabre.com
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UVA, City Celebrate Local History of Liberation from Slavery

Mar 5 2:35pm
People from all walks of life joined in the celebration marking the ‘moment freedom was on the horizon’ for enslaved individuals.
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A Changing Of The (Point) Guard?

Mar 4 4:18pm TheSabre.com
London Perrantes feels Ty Jerome is ready to be UVA's point guard ... once this season is over, of course. The post A Changing Of The (Point) Guard? appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Virginia Sends Pitt Packing In Regular Season Finale

Mar 4 3:51pm TheSabre.com
Cavaliers cruise to victory on Senior Day for London Perrantes. The post Virginia Sends Pitt Packing In Regular Season Finale appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Mendenhall speaks to Boy Scouts

Mar 4 11:36am
UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall was the guest speaker at a Boy Scouts of America event on Thursday. His message is that Boy Scouts are capable of doing really hard things.
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Hip Hop, Statistics and Marketing: Kingston Liu Dances His Way Through UVA

Mar 4 10:35am
Liu fell in love with dance as a young teenager in Beijing. He has spent four years at UVA honing his craft while also gearing up for a business career – and finding unexpected connections between his passions.
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Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: NC State, UNC

Mar 3 3:21pm TheSabre.com
The Cavaliers picked up two wins to stop a recent slide. The post Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: NC State, UNC appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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These N.J. reps' guests to Trump's speech were picked to send a message

Mar 3 11:35am
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is bringing a constituent receiving health care through the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Donald Norcross is bringing an Iranian immigrant. And Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. invited an expert who believes Congress should demand the president's income tax returns. Pascrell (D-9th Dist.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who is leading the fight in Congress to force Trump to release his income tax returns, invited UVA law professor George K. Yin, former chief of staff to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
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100 Years After the First Recording, Jazz Thrives on Grounds

Mar 3 10:35am
Groups like the UVA Jazz Ensemble are helping to ensure that the genre – begun more than a century ago in New Orleans and first recorded in 1917 – is alive and well at UVA.
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Top RB Target Ronnie Walker Makes Return Visit To UVA

Mar 2 9:38pm TheSabre.com
Hopewell rising senior tailback Ronnie Walker has visited UVA twice the past several weeks. The post Top RB Target Ronnie Walker Makes Return Visit To UVA appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Pigments of Your Imagination

Mar 2 4:35pm University of Virginia Magazine
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UVA Coach Bennett Raises $10K for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Mar 2 11:35am
UVA men’s basketball Coach Tony Bennett will not be advancing in an online charity challenge. Bennett was taking part in the Infiniti Coach's Charity Challenge, this time raising money for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The UVA coach made it to round three in the challenge, which means the food bank will receive $10,000.
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Creators of Les Misrables Inspire as Artists-in-Residence

Mar 2 10:35am
It is one thing to admire the work of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg; it is quite another to perform it with them watching intently from the front row.
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How Midterms Do (and Do Not) Differ From Presidential Elections

Mar 2 12:35am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Editor’s Note: The Crystal Ball is taking off next week for the University of Virginia’s spring recess. We’ll be back on Thursday, March 16. — The Editors With politicos everywhere turning their eyes to the still-distant 2018 midterm election, we thought it would be useful to review some of the basic differences and similarities between […]...
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Virginias Pack Line D Coming Together In Final Stretch

Mar 1 7:03pm TheSabre.com
Virginia's Pack Line defense has been stout in each of the past three games. The post Virginia’s Pack Line D Coming Together In Final Stretch appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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London Perrantes Magnum Opus

Mar 1 3:47pm TheSabre.com
This Sabre Hot Take marvels at Monday's clutch performance from London Perrantes. The post London Perrantes’ Magnum Opus appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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What's the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread? Now we know

Mar 1 10:36am
A new study published Monday in Nature Plants breaks down the environmental cost of producing a loaf of bread, from wheat field to bakery. The study is very interesting, very complete, says James Galloway, an expert on nitrogen cycles at the University of Virginia who was not involved in the new study. This is exactly the kind of thing that should be done with other food commodities. ...
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UVA, Monticello Announce Recipients of 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals

Mar 1 10:35am
Former attorney general Loretta Lynch, chef and activist Alice Waters, entrepreneur and business leader N.R. Narayana Murthy and architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara will receive highest external honors bestowed by the University.
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Virginia Basketball Photo Gallery: North Carolina

Mar 1 9:55am TheSabre.com
Relive the Hoos' big win against UNC! The post Virginia Basketball Photo Gallery: North Carolina appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Academic Specialization in High School

Feb 28 4:37pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
Life is pretty cyclical in academia. Sophomores and juniors seem to be getting ready to register for next year's courses and we're getting lots of calls about course options. I sat down this morning to write a post about the curriculum choice that I think is a mistake and realized that I wrote about the same thing about one year ago. If you don't want to click over, I'm talking about high school students tailoring their program to a certain major in order to look good on their college application.Some people out there seem to think that a lopsided curriculum in high school is a great thing. These tend to be the same people show up at college orientation with four years of courses mapped out. We see this a lot and it doesn't always rarely works out the way the student planned.I'm not talking about governors schools or magnet programs. My students at those schools tend to take care of t...
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20 Again Savoring Virginias Consistency

Feb 28 2:26pm TheSabre.com
UVA earned its sixth straight 20-win season. The post 20 Again – Savoring Virginia’s Consistency appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Mabel O. Wilson on race, memory, and architecture

Feb 28 10:36am
On the occasion of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture last September, the museum created greater visibility for these narratives and formed new discourses on race. The Architect’s Newspaper sat down with Mabel O. Wilson, an architect, associate professor at Columbia and an alum of the University of Virginia, to discuss her new book, “Beginning with the Past,” which details the hard-fought process of realizing the museum.
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Center for Politics Shares Previously Unreleased JFK Photos

Feb 28 10:36am
On Wednesday, the Center for Politics will kick off its yearlong “JFK100” celebration with an exhibit featuring nearly 80 unreleased photos of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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Disrupt the Humanities? (Managing Director job talk)

Feb 28 6:00am Scholars— Lab
When scholars share their job talks after being hired, DH and libraries interviewing processes become a little less mysterious. Academia has many genres of presentation. It can be difficult to draft your first job talk without seeing how others in your field translate a job ad’s requirements into a job talk’s expression of their unique expertise. Lee Skallerup Bessette, Celeste Tuong…. Continue reading “Disrupt the Humanities? (Managing Director job talk)”.
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Virginia Claims Win In North Carolina Rematch

Feb 28 12:20am TheSabre.com
Defense keys 34-point turnaround from UVA's loss at UNC nine days ago. The post Virginia Claims Win In North Carolina Rematch appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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New & Noteworthy

Feb 27 1:35pm University of Virginia Magazine
Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War by Brian Curtis (Col ’94) Curtis writes of “ordinary men who would do extraordinary things when called upon in football, in war, and in life” in this book about players of the 1942 Rose Bowl, held in North Carolina rather than California after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Many entered the military soon after, fighting at Iwo Jima, Normandy, Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Bulge. Members of the opposing teams joined forces on the battlefields, one even saving the life of another.
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UVA Alumnas Students Receive Largest Ever Gift on Ellen Show

Feb 27 10:35am
1993 graduate Cheryl Lundy Swift was standing with the entire senior class of the school where she is principal when Ellen DeGeneres made the surprise announcement.
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Virginia Stops Slide In Win Against NC State

Feb 25 4:30pm TheSabre.com
UVA gets another win at PNC Arena in Raleigh. The post Virginia Stops Slide In Win Against NC State appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: UNC, Miami

Feb 24 8:42pm TheSabre.com
Forgive UVA fans if they’re feeling a little shell-shocked. It’s been a while since they’ve seen a Tony Bennett team str... The post Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: UNC, Miami appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Feb 24 8:35pm
Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday. The poll shows how President Trump has shifted opinions within the party of Ronald Reagan, where national security has been a top issue since the Cold War, said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics.
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Youve Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Now What?

Feb 24 4:35pm
UVA associate nursing professor Randy Jones is using a $2.2 million grant to help men diagnosed with prostate cancer sort through their treatment options.
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Virginia The First To Offer Louisa County Sophomore Linebacker Brandon Smith

Feb 24 11:00am TheSabre.com
UVA offered a scholarship to 6'5 , 200-pound sophomore Brandon Smith on February 20. The post Virginia The First To Offer Louisa County Sophomore Linebacker Brandon Smith appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Poll: Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump's Russia ties

Feb 23 7:36pm
The poll, conducted between Feb. 16 and Feb. 20, shows how President Trump has shifted opinions within the party of Ronald Reagan, where national security has been a top issue since the Cold War, said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics. Republicans have now put a higher priority on their partisan identification and support for their current leader than principles they have had for many decades, Sabato said. We live in such a polarized era. ...
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Study: Smartphones May Be Unraveling the Fabric of Trust for Fellow Humans

Feb 23 5:35pm
Does the ability to use smartphones to instantly satisfy information needs have any bearing on how much we trust those around us? New research at the University of Virginia is suggesting the answer may be “yes.”...
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Can Anyone Upstage La La Land? 3 UVA Film Experts Pick Their Favorites

Feb 23 4:35pm
Three UVA film and drama faculty members analyze the Oscar frontrunners, look back at this year’s best films and make their predictions.
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Amanda Visconti Is Our New Managing Director

Feb 23 1:40pm Scholars— Lab
I am thrilled to announce yet more delightful news: Amanda Visconti will join the Library as Managing Director of the Scholars’ Lab.  We had terrific contenders for this position, and Amanda won us over!  She brings a high level of qualities seldom found in one person: intellectual commitments and depth, knowledge, and training in humanities;…. Continue reading “Amanda Visconti Is Our New Managing Director”.
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Brandon Walsh is our New Head of Graduate Programs, starting April 24, 2017

Feb 23 9:10am Scholars— Lab
I’m thrilled to announce that Brandon Walsh will join the Library as Head of Graduate Programs in the Scholars’ Lab. This competitive national search revealed the talent that is growing out there: people dedicated to libraries and the pedagogy/service/advanced research model, with the combination of versatile and active technological skills and deep training in humanities…. Continue reading “Brandon Walsh is our New Head of Graduate Programs, starting April 24, 2017”.
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2018 Governors: The Battle Lines for Drawing the Lines

Feb 23 12:40am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Given the Democrats’ poor down-ballot performances in the Obama years, and the Republican dominance of redistricting following the GOP’s success in the 2010 midterm, it’s somewhat fitting that arguably the Democrats’ most marquee victory in 2016 will not help them in the redistricting battles to come after the 2020 census. Despite losing the presidency and […]...
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Can Democrats Take Back the House in 2018?

Feb 23 12:32am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Democrats would appear to face long odds in the 2018 U.S. House elections. They need to pick up 24 seats to take back control of the House, and there are only 23 Republicans who hold districts carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016. In this politically-polarized era, presidential election results strongly predict House election results, and […]...
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Virginia Commit Noah Taylor Talks Recent Visit, Team USA Experience

Feb 22 8:15pm TheSabre.com
Future Virginia Cavalier Noah Taylor discusses his latest visit on Grounds. The post Virginia Commit Noah Taylor Talks Recent Visit, Team USA Experience appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Virginia Basketball Photo Gallery: Miami

Feb 22 8:01pm TheSabre.com
The Hoos honored Malcolm Brogdon plus more photos! The post Virginia Basketball Photo Gallery: Miami appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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UVA Volunteers Donate Jeans to Shelter for Help in Emergency

Feb 22 7:36pm
Everyone needs a good pair of jeans. That's exactly what students at the University of Virginia gave to the Shelter for Help in Emergency MondayMonday  is the first day of “Celebrate Every Body Week.” Peer health educators at UVA are taking old jeans to donate to the shelter.
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UVAs Dance Minors Have a Remarkable History of Student Advocacy

Feb 22 3:35pm
Ten years ago, students fought hard to revive a dance program begun shortly after women were admitted to UVA. Today, the dance minor is thriving, attracting students from all corners of the University.
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Bryan Cranston To Be UVAs Presidents Speaker for the Arts on March 26

Feb 21 4:35pm
The best-selling author and award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and producer will discuss his life in the arts during an event that is expected to draw about 5,000 people to the John Paul Jones Arena.
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Virginia Announces Signings Of Grad Transfer OL John Montelus, Brandon Pertile

Feb 21 1:20pm TheSabre.com
Bronco Mendenhall has added two more graduate transfer offensive linemen this offseason. The post Virginia Announces Signings Of Grad Transfer OL John Montelus, Brandon Pertile appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Virginia Retires Malcolm Brogdons No. 15

Feb 21 1:06pm TheSabre.com
The No. 15 joined 7 others in the JPJ rafters Monday night. The post Virginia Retires Malcolm Brogdon’s No. 15 appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Offensive Woes, Missed Opportunities Haunt UVA Again In Loss To Miami

Feb 20 11:28pm TheSabre.com
Outstanding defense wasn't enough for UVA to overcome its offensive woes in a 54-48 OT loss to Miami. The post Offensive Woes, Missed Opportunities Haunt UVA Again In Loss To Miami appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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UVA vs. Miami

Feb 20 10:11pm Hoo Stories: A UVa Student Blog
            One of my favorite things about UVA is basketball season. I had never been much of a basketball fan in all honesty, but college has completely changed that because basketball season brings UVA together. At times UVA can feel really big; there are over 16,000 undergrad students all involved in very different activities and classes. Yet basketball somehow makes that gap feel smaller.             You have to request for a ticket to the games which is then based on a lottery system. The more ‘sabre points’ you have, earned by going to more sporting events, the more likely you are to get a ticket to a basketball game. You are given a group which then indicates what time you are permitted to enter the game therefore determining where you can sit. The lower your group, t...
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Linguist's 'big data' research supports waves of migration into the Americas

Feb 20 7:35pm
University of Virginia linguistic anthropologist Mark A. Sicoli and colleagues are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. Their new research, which analyzes more than 100 linguistic features, suggest more complex patterns of contact and migration among the early peoples who first settled the Americas. ...
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Back at it again!

Feb 20 6:06pm UVa Community Garden
It’s unseasonably warm for February, which is bad news for the global climate but good news for the garden! Our first workday will be this Sunday from 3-5 PM, so Katie and I stopped by the garden to assess what the winter months had done to our little patch of UVA. What we found?  A … Continue reading Back at it again!...
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Mid-Year Reports Rolling In!

Feb 20 4:30pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
We ask that counselors submit mid-year reports to us by February 15th so we can review fall grades during the regular decision process. Receipt of these reports also allows us to review the files of students who were deferred to the Regular Decision pool after applying during the Early Action phase.Around deadlines, we have thousands of documents arriving in our office via the Common App's transfer and traditional mail. It will take a few weeks to get thousands of documents filed, so you might not see the mid-year report disappear from your SIS account for a little while. When things are on your to-do list, don't panic. Sometimes, documents are en route or they are here, but haven't been checked in. If you know an item was sent to us, sit tight until I post that we are caught up on filing. We'll be in touch if we need anything from you. Remember, colleges want to review complete appl...
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This UVA Grad is Helping Chart Instagrams Future

Feb 20 3:35pm
Alumnus James Quarles took a path from the Engineering School to vice president of Instagram. He weighs in on the company’s growth, its future, and how students can prepare themselves for work in digital commerce.
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When Screening for Disease, Risk is as Important to Consider as Benefits, Study Indicates

Feb 19 3:35pm
Statistician Karen Kafadar is developing new techniques for understanding the difference between length of diagnosis and length of life regarding cancer screening.
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Carolina Crushes Virginia As Slide Continues

Feb 19 12:52am TheSabre.com
UVA struggled shooting and UNC rolled to a 65-41 win. The post Carolina Crushes Virginia As Slide Continues appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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A U.S. Presidential Leadership Lesson: Optimism

Feb 18 3:35pm
According to research by Darden School of Business professor Robert F. Bruner, most presidents since World War II have been decidedly optimistic, often more so than the culture or media of their time.
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Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: Duke

Feb 18 12:28pm TheSabre.com
Another heart-breaking loss to Duke. Yuck. The post Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: Duke appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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M. Tennis. No. 1 Virginia Opens ITA Indoors with 4-0 Win

Feb 17 9:52pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Cavaliers downed Utah State, 4-0, and will now face No. 7 UCLA on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
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UVA Football Attracts Local Talents To February 15 Recruiting Event

Feb 17 8:47pm TheSabre.com
UVA Football's February 15 recruiting event was attended by talented prospects from Virginia and surrounding states. The post UVA Football Attracts Local Talents To February 15 Recruiting Event appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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